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1997 Ford Explorer Overview

New options on the 1997 Ford Explorer offered buyers of America's most popular SUV more choices under the hood. In addition to the 4.9 liter, 210-horsepower V-8 engine introduced in 1996, the '97 Explorer also came off the line with an optional single overhead cam 4.0 liter V-6 which delivered 205 horsepower.

Agility was also a selling point for the '97 Ford Explorer: real all-wheel drive was available for the first time on the Eddie Bauer and Limited trims. In addition to those higher-end trim selections, the 1997 Explorer was offered in Sport, XL, and XLT trims, with a choice of two-door and four-door body styles.

Fuel efficiency wasn't bad by sport-utility vehicle standards: 14 to 18 mpg city, 17 to 23 mpg highway, depending on model, engine, and bodystyle, were the EPA's estimates. The Ford Explorer continued to outsell other vehicles in its class because of its affordability, durability, and superior cargo capacity.

Some drivers love this workhorse for toting the family around; others like to take the four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions on off-road adventures. Either way, the 1997 Ford Explorer has lasting appeal.

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Why Would Led 3rd Brake Light Flash Continuously After Car Is Off And Locke...

The third brake light at the top of the rear window is flashing continuously after car is completely shut down and locked up

97 Ford Explorer Brake Lights

My brake lights quit working on my 97 ford explorer I have replaced the fuse and replaced the brake light switch but still nothing. Turn signal and tail lights work but no brake lights. I can't se...

1997 Ford Explorer 2 Dr

Car has had a smell of gas at back drivers side then today after driving it it started idleing up. Also after filling reservoir it has started to run at higher temp

My Turn Signals Stopped Working As Well As The Hazard Lights On 1997 Ford E...

Turned on signal to go left, it blinked two times then just stopped... Tried hazard lights nothing...tried both signals...nothing. No click. No light

JUST STARTED IN DRIVE WAY PUT IN REVERSE HEARD A CLICK THEN A WHINE AND NO...